Two women with Parkinson’s, 200 years apart

When Life Gives You Parkinson’s

Two women with Parkinson’s, 200 years apart

August 10, 2022

Two women with Parkinson’s, 200 years apart

SUMMARY: In the book, “Mary & Me,” author Robyn Cotton draws upon her own experiences with Parkinson’s in a fictional novel based in contemporary times and early 1800’s London, England when Dr. James Parkinson was roaming the streets and noticing a condition, he called shaky palsy. Not often does Parkinson’s play such a key role in a fictional piece of work, Robyn’s journey grounds the book in near-real experiences as she and her characters struggle with the degenerative brain disease. 

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